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way state police investigate a crime ... an exclusive look into how it works ... plus ... how it helped investigators during the nicole lovell case. also ... fighting poverty in the hill city. what city leaders ... and the community are doing ... to break the cycle. and ... franklin county parents won't have to drive far to take their child to a doctor. the new office in town. good evening, and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at seven. i'm lindsey ward. and i'm dawn jefferies. tonight we're getting an inside look at equipment state police used during the investigation into the death of nicole lovell. an updated scanner ... used for the first time in this investigation ... helped police create a 3-d model of what they believe to be the crime scene in montgomery county. wsls 10's rob manch has the story you'll see only on w-s-l-s 10. police were training with the leica p-40 laser scanner today in roanoke county. that's the same device they used two weeks ago at a site in the jefferson national forest to survey the location where police say nicole lovell was killed. 888vo888 nats the machine scans a million
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the crime scene. when police get that data loaded into the computer, it looks like this: a 3d image of a crime scene, complete with accurate measurements, so police who have never been there can review the evidence as it existed the day it was discovered. kevin zirkle, vsp special agent: 22:47:11 "the data is never going to change and it's always available, so 10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back up and recreate the crime scene exactly the way it was." 888vo888 the technology also allows police to better understand how a crime was committed by re-creating the perspective of the suspect or witness when given their physical charicteristics. it can also be used to create a 3d picture of a landscape in complete darkness. tag: the scanners cost 200 thousand dollars a piece, and there are now 7 of them throughout the state, one for every division. the hope is to develop a log of crime data for years to come. in the newsroom, rob manch, w-s-l-s 10. in your exclusive timesaver traffic ... we're following two major
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the first is in rockbridge county. a live look from the v-dot traffic cam shows a tractor trailer flipped onto its side. flipped onto its side. this is just north of i-64. state police say the road will be shutdown for several hours. drivers are being detoured onto route 11 at exit 191. meanwhile .. drivers in wythe county .. also facing slow- downs on i-81 after a tractor trailer accident at mile marker 86. take a look at this video our crews shot earlier today. v-dot estimates a six-mile back up. the north left lane and shoulder are closed. it shut down i-81 early this morning. hargrave military academy will be closed tomorrow due to a social media threat. the school will only say that earlier this week .. a threat was made to the school through a direct message on one of the school's social media sites. the school would not give
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name the site, but did say that the threat could be linked to isis. law enforcement will have an increased presence around the school tomorrow. meanwhile ... roanoke county police find no validity to a threat at northside high school. according to a roanoke county spokeswoman -- an anonymous phone call was received at the high school on wednesday afternoon. concerns over the threat spread to social media. the school resource officer investigated and didn't find a credible threat. two police cars patrolled the entrance until about 10 this morning. parents were notified shortly after. the superintendent excused all absences for the day. a spokesman for the school system says ... the district handles every incident on a case by case basis, and that their first concern is the safety of it's students. hill city leaders say it will take more than money to address poverty in lynchburg. last year, city council set aside 50-thousand dollars as poverty initiative funding.
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wsls 10's rachel lucas reports. the issue of poverty has now come to forefront for lynchburg city council. a new study shows that lynchburg has a 24-percent poverty rate. that's higher than the state and the national average. lynchburg are living in poverty - a number that city council woman joan ignore. according to the study at u- v-a - it's a learned those currently living a vicious cycle 7:32:07;18 "it's generational, its been there for a while. of that number 20 percent, 30 percent are children. that is a other city council leaders are working to set up a steering committee and set up their first strategic planning meeting. in
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starting today ... parents in rocky mount won't have to drive far to access healthcare for their children. the new office is on south main street. for over a year ... parents had to drive to either roanoke or westlake for a pediatrician after the only pediatrician in town decided to retire. carilion decided to open up a new clinic to fill the void. some
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are now relieved there is a pediatrician in town again. jennifer lata/parent "not having anything close was very challenging ... it was worrisome especially if they need treatment soon to make that long trip." carilion is spreading the word about the new office through marketing efforts but plans to hold an open house for the community sometime in march. turning now to your forecast. another sunny day out there ... ahead of a warm up this weekend. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now. hey jeff! sunshine was out in full- force on thursday, warming us up into the 40s. high pressure will be in control of our weather for one more day, allowing for us to be quiet and tranquil for one more day. tonight: fair skies and cold with lows in the middle 20s. friday: mostly sunny with highs
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more sun east, more clouds west with highs in the lower 60s. i can't rule out the chance for a few late-day showers on saturday, but there will be a better chance for spotty showers on sunday. we turn mostly cloudy on sunday with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. monday will be continued mainly cloudy with scattered showers. it will not be as warm with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will fall to near 40 on tuesday, so another surge of cold air will come back into play soon. tuesday will be cloudy with passing showers, but the rain could changeover to a mix at some in the 30s. president barack obama signs new legislation ... imposing new sanctions against north korea for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. lawmakers approved the bill earlier this month. the expanded sanctions are designed to deny the country the money it needs to develop nuclear warheads ... and the missiles needed to deliver them.
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50-million dollars over 5-years ... to transmit radio broadcasts into north korean ... and support humanitarian assistance programs. we're learning new details about the san bernardino shooting investigation. the f-b-i is searching the home of the brother of one of the attackers. an fbi spokesman says agents are carrying out a search warrant that's part of the ongoing investigation. no one was arrested. documents related to the warrant are sealed. meanwhile -- the battle over privacy versus public safety continues between apple and the government. google says it supports apple's stance on not breaking into one of the attacker's phones. the military is struggling to provide care for soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder--- or p- t-s-d. that's according to a new study by rand corp. after reviewing 40 thousand cases ... the group found many veterans with p-t-s-d and depression are not getting the minimum number of therapy sessions needed. according to military guidelines ... they should get
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within eight weeks... or at least two to manage new medications. military officials blame this on lack of mental health professionals... and will turn to civilian therapists... available through pentagon contracts. michigan's government is paying for the flint water crisis. 30 million dollars was approved to help pay flint resident's water bills. the measure now heads to the senate then the governor. 65-percent of bills used toward drinking water will be paid by the state. while water used to flush toilets or laundry will not. meanwhile -- the environmental protection agency says the latest water samples show the city's lead removal filters are working. the race for the white house heats up ... as republican presidential candidates gear up for this weekend's south carolina primary. that primary is only two days away. according to an n-b-c news wall street journal poll ... ted cruz is leading the party for the first time ... beating front runner donald trump.
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ted cruz / r presidential candidate - "we're in first place with 28 percent of the vote nationwide. donald trump is in second place with 26 percent. i expect a storm of tweets any minute now." on the other side of the spectrum ... democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off in the nevada primary this weekend. the new river valley could soon start welcoming new businesses. the project underway ... and why area leaders say it could
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closer to welcoming in businesses. the 120-acre plot off interstate 77 just received site certification. that means all the environmental
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completed.. and the electrical infrastructure is in place for companies to begin building there. the goal is to bring in 450 jobs and 250 million dollars in investment. this is a joint project between carroll and grayson counties and the city of galax ken mcfayden / blue ridge crossroads eda - "we know that by developing this site and attracting the attention of outside investment coming into southwest virginia and into our three localities, that we will deliver greater economic prosperity for our citizens, and that's really what it's all about. so far.. around 25 companies from around the country have shown interest in wildwood commerce park. now a look ahead to a story we're following tonight. "coming up tonight on wsls ten, we are in roanoke city talking to political experts about the process to replace justice scalia after his passing. some on social media say the president should make the nomination others say the republicans should. we'll break it down tonight
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jeff will have another check of your storm team 10 forecast in just a few minutes. then ... classic toys with a twist ... how toymakers are revamping your favorite childhood items ... coming up in a wsls 10 consumer
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on thursday, warming us up into the 40s. high pressure will be in control of our weather for one more day, allowing for us to be quiet and tranquil for one more day. tonight: fair skies and cold with lows in the middle 20s.
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highs in the middle 40s. saturday will be partly sunny more sun east, more clouds west with highs in the lower 60s. i can't rule out the chance for a few late-day showers on saturday, but there will be a better chance for spotty showers on sunday. we turn mostly cloudy on sunday with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. monday will be continued mainly cloudy with scattered showers. it will not be as warm with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will fall to near 40 on tuesday, so another surge
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back into play soon. tuesday will be cloudy with passing showers, but the rain could changeover to a mix at some point on tuesday. beyond tuesday, things starts to get complicated. we will be eyeing another low pressure system coming from the southwest. and there are indications that the wedge could be in play for a little while as well on wednesday. here's the issue: will the low take a more inland track, thus bringing in warmer air with it, keeping the main precipitation type rain or will be the low become more coastal, allowing for colder air to sneak in with it, thus
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consumer watch. thousands of toymakers gather to share new innovations at this year's toy fair in new york. the industry is booming thanks to new technology and popular character licensing. wsls 10's erin brookshier has more. this is the north american toy fair- the largest convention of its kind... where more than 30,000 toymakers vendors and the occasional celebrity converge. sot: rich nash, nhl player "it's amazing that the toys are going off the shelves pretty fast." from wowwees robotic dog to barbie's new hoverboard... companies are unveiling their newest gadgets and playthings. the n-p-d group says u-s toy sales grew nearly 7 percent last year, to over $19
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performances in years. and experts hope 2016's product line-up will keep the momentum going. sot: steve pasierb, toy industry association ceo & president "a lot of innovation from technology, a lot of traditional play coming back, licensing being very strong. so we believe we are going to see a few years of good growth here." star wars has helped... with a number of companies benefitting from the franchise's force. lego saw sales surge last year and expects that carry over in 2016. sot: soren torp laursen, lego americas president "ninjago is a great example of our own story, where we're building our own license, our own story. but then of course star wars is another one, we buy a license and the same with superheroes. but there's no doubt the importance of stories in the toy industry is ever increasing" licensing is a big business, accounting for roughly 45 percent of the overall toy industry. 2016's film roster should continue to fuel sales. with this consumer watch erin brookshier wsls 10. a university in texas offers a different type of literature class ...
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life as spokesbox is great. people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive. so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. great guy. terrible player. go paperless don't stress, girl i got the discounts that you need it's a balancing act, but i got to give the people what they want -- more box. any words for the critics? what can i say? critties gonna neg. [ applause ] the what?!
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bill cosby is suing one of his sexual assault accusers. cosby's lawyers filed a lawsuit against andrea constand. in the suit ... the comedian claims constand violated a 2006
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authorities during a sexual assault investigation. cosby wants the money he paid constand, which is more than 75 thousand dollars. a texas university is shaking things up with its curriculum. the university of texas arlington is offering a class about rapper jay-z. the course focuses on the artist's early music and image. its purpose is to challenge students to think about the deeper meaning behind jay z's work and how it relates to other great writers throughout history. the class filled up in a matter of days and has a large wait list. here's what you can expect to see on prime time tonight. thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at seven. don't forget to join jeff, john, and me back here for wsls 10 at
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(man) this is where it all started. i received a call from our dispatch center.
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we entered the manhole. we discovered that the cables had been melted by the fire. we jumped in, we got to work, and in a little over eight hours, we had the power back on. hi, i'm john snyder, distribution system supervisor for appalachian power. it's my goal to keep the lights on and everything run smoothly, and no one even notices. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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the worst neighbors in america? >> speeding cars. wild dogs. fighting. gunshots day and night. imagine being a family living next to these people. then, kanye west meltdown. >> don't [ bleep ] with me. don't [ bleep ] with me. >> horribly delusional. and a reality tv star's last gasp. >> are you okay? >> dead, just two days after this tv interview with dr. oz. >> could you tell from looking at her that she was dying? plus, donald trump versus the pope? >> the pope just made a statement. oh good, did he say good things? no, i don't think you're going to like it. he was kidnapped right outside his pet store, just because of his name. >> you got the wrong guy. >> i just couldn't figure out why he would disappear.

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